This post proposed by MiniTool Software mainly elaborates on Twitter-supported video formats, Twitter-compatible video formats, or Twitter-accepted video formats. Besides, you will also learn other Twitter video specifications.

Twitter Video Upload Formats

Not all videos are acceptable on Twitter. Only when your video meets the below requirements, can it be uploaded to the Twitter platform and be seen by other users.

  • Video formats for Twitter are MP4 and MOV on mobile apps; MP4 with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec for web-based service.
  • Twitter Videos’ maximum frame rate is 40 FPS.
  • Twitter Videos’ maximum bitrate is 25 Mbps.
  • Videos’ resolutions ranges from 32x32 to 1920x1200 or 1200x1900.
  • Videos’ aspect ratios must range from 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 (inclusive)
  • The Maximum Twitter video format size is 512MB.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes and 20 seconds (140 seconds).

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Twitter Video Specifications and Recommendations

The following are the Twitter Video format specs of recommended and advanced standards.

Recommended Twitter Video Format

  • Recommended Twitter video codec: H264 High Profile
  • Recommended Twitter video frame rates: 30 FPS and 60 FPS
  • Recommended Twitter video resolutions: 1280x720 (landscape), 720x1280 (portrait), and 720x720 (square)
  • Recommended minimum Twitter video bitrate: 5,000 kbps
  • Recommended minimum Twitter audio bitrate: 128 kbps
  • Recommended Twitter audio codec: AAC with Low Complexity profile (AAC LC)
  • Recommended Twitter video aspect ratio: 16:9 (landscape or portrait) or 1:1 (square)

Advanced Video Format for Twitter

  • Frame rate: no more than 60fps.
  • Aspect ratio: between 1:3 and 3:1 (exclusive).
  • Must have a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio.
  • Only YUV 4:2:0 pixel format is supported.
  • Audio codec: AAC LC; High-Efficiency AAC isn’t supported.
  • Audio must be stereo or mono, not compatible with 5.1 or greater.
  • Dimensions: range from 32x32 to 1280x1024.
  • File size: equal to or less than 512MB.
  • Duration: 0.5 seconds – 140 seconds.
  • Mustn’t have any open group of pictures (GOP).
  • Must take advantage of progressive scan.

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Horizontal Twitter Video Formats

Below is the best video format for Twitter of practices and dimensions.

Best Practices

  • Maximum frame rate – 40 fps and 1:1 pixel ratio
  • File size – 512MB
  • Minimum length – 1 second
  • Maximum length – 140 seconds
  • Video sound – mono or stereo
  • Video captions – yes


  • Twitter video file format – MP4
  • Recommended size – 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Maximum size – 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Minimum size – 32 x 32 pixels
  • Aspect ratios – range from 1:2.39 to 2.39:1
  • Recommended size at 2048K bitrate – 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Recommende specifications – .mp4 for web and .mov for mobile
  • Recommended image display – 16:9

Vertical Twitter Video Formats

The following are the practices and dimensions of the best video file format for Twitter.

Best Practices

  • Maximum frame rate: 40FPS and 1:1 pixel ratio
  • File size: 512 MB
  • Minimum video length: 1 second
  • Maximum video length: 140 seconds
  • Video captions: available
  • Video sound: stereo or mono


  • Video format supported by Twitter: MP4
  • Recommended size: 1200x1900 pixels
  • Recommended size at 2048K bitrate: 640x640 pixels
  • Minimum size: 32x32 pixels
  • Recommended specs: MOV for mobile and MP4 for web browser
  • Aspect ratios: 16:9 widescreen

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As mentioned above, Twitter only accepts videos in MP4 or MOV formats. If yours are not, you have to format video for Twitter as MP4 or MOV. How to do that? You can make use of a Twitter video format converter like MiniTool Video Converter to convert video to Twitter format.

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